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Hottest day record smashed with new high in Co Tyrone

A new record of 31.3C was set today. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

Northern Ireland has recorded its highest ever temperature for the second time in five days.

The Met Office said the new provisional record was set today in Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

A tweet from the Met Office said: “Northern Ireland has for the second time in 5 days provisionally broken it’s all-time temperature record.

“Castlederg in County Tyrone recorded a temperature of 31.3C at 1437 this afternoon.

“This exceeds the 31.2C that Ballywatticock recorded last Saturday.”

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